Get up to Date Smoke Detectors
Marshall Fire Department's Operation "Get out Alive"
Marshall City Fire Department's Operation "Get Out Alive" is a program that will provide all residential homes with SMOKE DETECTORS. For those that have smoke detectors, we want to make sure they are in working order, which will include providing a new smoke detector if yours are 10 years old or older and also provide batteries if needed.
Smoke detectors are your first line of defense. Its imperative that everyone has a functional smoke detector. Most fatal fires occur in the night when you are sleeping.
Please call us if you need a smoke detector or battery. Our phone number is 781-3922.
Facts About Smoke Alarms
- Generally, several smoke alarms are required to provide full protection: Smoke alarms should be installed on every living level of the home, inside each bedroom, and in the main corridor outside each bedroom area.
- Important - Smoke detectors are your best line of defense against fire and can cut your risk of dying in a home fire nearly in half. But a smoke detector can't save your life if it isn't working. Most household smoke detectors are battery powered and studies show that dead, disconnected, or missing batteries are the principal cause of non-working detectors.
- Test your smoke detectors batteries once a month by following the manufacturers instructions. Replace any battery too weak to sound the alarm. Most detectors "chirp to alert you when their battery power is low. When you hear the warning, replace the batteries;
- Don't just disconnect the unit and never "borrow" batteries from a smoke detector.
- Smoke detectors are not recommended for use in kitchens, bathrooms, or garages- where cooking fumes, steam, or exhaust can set off the alarm when there is no fire. Yet many people simply disconnect poorly placed smoke detectors in an effort to prevent these nuisance alarms. If your home is plagued by false alarms, don't disable your detector - relocate it.
- Nothing lasts forever- Smoke detectors have a life expectancy of about 10 years. Replace any detector that is more then 10 years old.